Good and Bad parts of the game;
+ Taking over towns
, that's really cool and you can also build your shipyards and i love that. Also it gets better with harbour master DLC.
+ Being able to change the Nation's fate
, being part of wars looks cool only bad part of that after the war is over your reputation with the other nation isn't rising after your letter's of marque ended, so it's like nation you're fighting for leaving you alone on the war zone.
+ Effects of captains
+ Sea battles
+/- Too many advice...
- I couldn't find any option about rising the populations of towns
, looks like they're only rising with your own buildings(In fact you can change the town population to 0 and it won't rise back). If you consider that trading is limited with the population and it's not rising itself you can't do any mass production and if you do, you can't sell it. Ofc if you can rise whole 60towns populations on your own. But then you gonna feel lonely, it was much better at PR2
- As much as i see military convoys
don't attack to pirates and again you're all alone to do that. That's good when you have your own warships but if you don't, pirates gets too strong and plunder your trading convoys all the time. Pirates aren't big problem anyway but military convoys are looks like allies with pirates.
- An other big problem about the game trading convoys aren't effecting your reputation with nations
it looks like a bug(I'm saying that because it was effective on PR2 and it's really make sense), so it doesn't matter how many trading convoy you have, you have to fight with pirates, do misions or fight for nations all the time.
* Start the game with trading convoys(as much as you can, one or two ships without any sailor) make at least 8 trading routes and only use short and safer routes away from pirates or nation you gonna fight against.
* Don't destroy the hideouts, put strong convoys to nearest town or at the sea activate patrol so whenever pirate convoy gets out the hideout your convoy take it down automatically so you can gain reputation and money. But don't forget the check your convoys.
Posted: December 27th, 2013